Sunday 22nd April is Earth Day. So here are some lovely ways you can celebrate, either then or any other day (because really, everyday should be Earth Day anyway!)…
There are lots of fun nature art activities that you can do as a family. One that is particularly great for Earth Day is to collect some large pebbles, arrange them in a solid circle, then paint them with a map of the world (I decided to add a peace sign too!)
Make a paper mache globe – a project takes several days but is lots of messy creative fun – head on over to The Crafty Classroom to for a detailed tutorial. Or make an Earth Pom Pom, pop over to Monkey and Mouse for info!
Use all your senses to explore the natural environment around you. Stop for a few moments, be still and listen. What do you hear? What do you see? What can you smell? Touch the bark of a tree, go barefoot on the grass. Take it all in and connect with our earth.
Complete a Challenge
Go from room to room to find ways to reduce energy consumption in your family home. Who can spot the most ways?
Give Earth a Helping Hand
Clean up your local environment with a two minute litter pick in your local park or nearby beach.
Family Movie Night
Watch an eco documentary such as A Plastic Ocean or Blue Planet 2.
Grab some books from your local library, such as Duffy’s Lucky Escape.
Plastic- Free Picnic
Can you manage to hold a plastic- free family picnic? Which part is most difficult? How could you resolve it?
Take Part in a Project
Create your own family documentary about whichever aspect of green living you choose. Or make a poster about it. Or whatever format you prefer! The key is to engage with your ideas and share them with others.
What are you doing for Earth Day? Tell me in comments, I look forward to reading about it!